Notable Increases in SIMA's Steel Import Trends by Country and Product
 
Country names are links to corresponding SIMA graphs

Country Product Average monthly quantity May 2017 - July 2017 (metric tons) Average monthly quantity August 2016 - April 2017 (metric tons) Percent change from Historic to Current average quantity
GERMANY Wire Rods -- C & A 20,824 1,429 1358%
INDIA Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A 25,407 2,146 1084%
UKRAINE Plates Cut Lengths -- C & A 11,503 1,028 1019%
PORTUGAL Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A 18,383 1,765 941%
JAPAN Plates in Coils -- C & A 5,205 646 706%
WORLD Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S 49,554 13,162 276%
RUSSIA Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A 38,494 11,020 249%
TAIWAN Oil Country Goods -- C & A 11,065 3,348 231%
TURKEY Bars-Hot rolled -- C & A 7,783 2,461 216%
BRAZIL Bars-Hot rolled -- C & A 6,965 2,238 211%
TURKEY Line Pipe -- C & A 7,743 2,608 197%
EGYPT Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A 9,948 3,417 191%
MEXICO Plates Cut Lengths -- C & A 9,845 3,388 191%
SLOVAKIA Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A 6,601 2,503 164%
VIETNAM Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A 11,980 4,584 161%
CHINA Tin Free Steel -- C & A 7,624 2,976 156%
CANADA Line Pipe -- C & A 16,062 6,277 156%
VIETNAM Standard Pipe -- C & A 12,496 4,900 155%
TURKEY Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A 35,154 13,871 153%
UNITED KINGDOM Structural Shapes Heavy -- C & A 10,151 4,329 135%
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Standard Pipe -- C & A 11,304 4,849 133%
JAPAN Oil Country Goods -- C & A 9,134 4,006 128%
GERMANY Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A 7,900 3,548 123%
NETHERLANDS Plates in Coils -- C & A 12,198 5,574 119%
MEXICO Line Pipe -- C & A 14,295 6,643 115%
CANADA Oil Country Goods -- C & A 17,498 8,305 111%
TURKEY Standard Pipe -- C & A 11,131 5,559 100%
WORLD Oil Country Goods -- C & A 293,154 160,250 83%
WORLD Line Pipe -- C & A 176,022 109,274 61%
WORLD All Stainless Products 128,225 83,371 54%
WORLD Standard Pipe -- C & A 109,752 73,321 50%
WORLD Strip-Hot Rolled -- C & A 17,321 11,723 48%
WORLD Steel Piling -- C & A 10,853 7,435 46%
WORLD Pressure Tubing -- C & A 5,289 3,732 42%
WORLD Sheets & Strip-Electrical -- C & A 8,496 6,039 41%
WORLD Bars-Hot rolled -- C & A 127,603 91,973 39%
WORLD Tin Free Steel -- C & A 21,645 15,844 37%
WORLD Structural Shapes Heavy -- C & A 82,683 61,930 34%
WORLD Mechanical Tubing -- C & A 56,767 42,825 33%
WORLD Rails Standard -- C & A 29,141 22,412 30%
ITALY Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A 7,835 . .

SOURCE: US Department of Commerce, Enforcement and Compliance, SIMA
Table last modified August 9, 2017, with Licensing data collected through July 2017 and
Final Census data compiled through June 2017.
 
A notable change is defined here by a significant increase in the current three
month average quantity over the previous nine months average quantity;
the program examines the largest importers within each product group.
Any increases for which import levels had been reached between August 2015 and July 2016 have been eliminated
 
Steel mill categories are defined by 10-digit HTS codes



Notable Decreases in SIMA's Steel Import Trends by Country and Product
 
Country names are links to corresponding SIMA graphs

Country Product Average monthly quantity May 2017 - July 2017 (metric tons) Average monthly quantity August 2016 - April 2017 (metric tons) Percent change from Historic to Current average quantity
JAPAN Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A 12,865 32,266 -60%
VIETNAM Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A 8,752 22,803 -62%
VIETNAM Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A 6,886 32,468 -79%

SOURCE: US Department of Commerce, Enforcement and Compliance, SIMA
Table last modified August 9, 2017, with Licensing data collected through July 2017 and
Final Census data compiled through June 2017.
 
A notable change is defined here by a significant decrease in the current three
month average quantity over the previous nine months average quantity;
the program examines the largest importers within each product group.
Steel mill categories are defined by 10-digit HTS codes